Rwanda safaris

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11 days Rwanda safaris

This classic package enables you to meet the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natura habitat, visit the Chimpanzees and Golden monkeys in Nyungwe Forest National Park, explore Akagera National Park (Rwanda’s only Savannah Park and home to the Big 5).  The trip offers Rwanda’s popular destinations and activities that will leave lasting memories. 

Brief Itinerary
  • Day 1: Kigali –  Akagera National Park
  • Day 2: Game Viewing Akagera National Park
  • Day 3: Nyungwe Forest NP
  • Day 4: Chimp tracking
  • Day 5: Kigali City
  • Day 6: Volcanoes NP
  • Day 7: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 8: Gorilla Tracking / optional activities
  • Day 9: Lake Kivu
  • Day 10: Departure
Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kigali – Akagera National Park. Jewel Safaris representative will pick you up from the airport or hotel if already in Kigali, have briefing on your safari and visit the Genocide Memorial Centre before starting for Akagera National Park, the only Savannah Park in Rwanda. You have opportunity to spot multitudes of animals in Akagera including the Big 5. Proceed to the lodge arriving in time for lunch.

Later, go for the afternoon game drive where you will see a lot of big game including Rhinos, waterbucks, elephants Lions, leopards, antelopes, topi and other small animals.

Meals and overnight accommodation at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 2: Game Viewing. After morning breakfast, embark on a thrilling game drive along Lake Ihema sector where you will spot animals drinking water at the water edge. The park is comprised of several lakes and wetlands and over 450 bird species have been recorded. Return to the lodge for meals and accommodation.

Accommodation at Akagera Game Lodge.

Day 4: Chimpanzees Tracking. Takes between 2 – 3hrs.After early morning breakfast, you will head out to the park headquarters for briefing and start searching for chimpanzees.

The experience of spending time with man’s closest living relatives in their natural habitat is unique and unforgettable. Meet a happy chimpanzee family, take photos and watch them as they interact. Later, follow your footsteps back to the lodge.

In the afternoon, you have option to have a canopy walk where you can have an aerial view of the entire flora and fauna or look for the beautiful Colobus Black and White Monkeys

Meals and accommodation at Nyungwe top hill view lodge.

Day 5: Nyungwe – Kigali City. Following morning breakfast, drive to Kigali with several stops at places of interest for stretching and coffee. Lunch enroute and proceed to the hotel for relaxation.  Accommodation at Serena Hotel or similar on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6: Kigali – Volcanoes National Park. Meet your Jewel Safaris driver and start for Volcanoes National Park, keep your head out for evergreen plantation and trees most of the journey. Drive to the lodge arriving in time for lunch.

In the afternoon visit Ibyiwacu cultural village – an organized community that showcases Rwanda traditions and Culture.

Meals and Accommodation at Five Volcanoes

Day 8: Second Gorilla Tracking. You will go for another gorilla tracking experience, this will be a different family. Every Gorilla tracking experience is unique. Alternatively, have an interaction with the enchanting Golden Monkeys OR visit Dian Fossey’s research base and grave.

Meals and accommodation at Five Volcanoes

Day 9: Volcanoes National Park – Lake Kivu. Following mid-morning breakfast, drive to Lake Kivu, relax and unwind after 8 days of adventure.  You will have a two hour boat trip and later visit the community. Take last minute shopping and bargain like a local. Return to the lodge for meals and accommodation.

Meals plus accommodation at Kivu Lodge

Day 10: Kivu – Kigali/Departure. After breakfast drive to Kigali city with stops at places of interest. Proceed to the airport arriving in time for your onward international flight optional drop off at your hotel in Kigali.

Package includes

  • Transport- tour vehicle, fuel, and driver
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals up to incl breakfast day 10
  • Entrance fees.
  • 1 Chimp permit per person
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • All activities.
  • Bottled drinking water

Package exclude

  • Visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

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